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Jan 04 2012

Historical – All About… The Middlesex and Herts Country Club

The Middlesex and Herts Country Club in Old Reading, Harrow Weald was the one of the best nightclubs in the uk in the 1980’s. For two years from 1983 Tim Newbery was the on site electrical engineer and was responsible for the maintenance, installation, servicing and setup of all electrical systems including the 6000watt sound system, heating and air conditioning, lighting systems and pool systems. Sadly like many other great clubs the site has now become a housing estate!

The club was set in 6 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds with car parking for 150 cars, and offered 2 Squash courts, 2 Tennis courts, a large swimming pool with outside bar and grill. Tennis and Squash tuition was available and the site also had a large gymnasium which provided various activities. Of course the main attraction was the Award winning nightclub with gourmet restaurant – It won Nightclub of the year for 4 years in succession.

His website takes you back almost 30 years, to the days of vinyl 45s and betamax video players, and is well worth the nostalgic 30 minutes or so you’ll spend on it.

Hats off to my friend, Twitter user @goggy3 for this tip!

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